Mediaplanet and Barco Team Up to Discuss Engaging Presentation Technology in New 'Future of Education' Campaign

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Mediaplanet’s Future of Education campaign, found within USA TODAY and online, discusses the top trends and problems facing decision makers in the field of education and examines the emerging technologies that are changing the way we look at teaching and learning.

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Since the year 2000, the average attention span for students dropped from 12 to 8 seconds, and 96 percent of teachers think ed-tech increases student engagement in learning.

Ahead of several key education conferences this spring and summer, Mediaplanet today announces the launch of its March edition of “The Future of Education.”

This campaign dives deep into several key issues, including equality in education, effective teacher training, student digital safety and more. It also highlights the key methods and processes educational leaders are using, such as interactive presentation technology, while spotlighting leaders in education and companies who are nurturing new initiatives in educational technology (ed-tech).

Since the year 2000, the average attention span for students dropped from 12 to 8 seconds, and 96 percent of teachers think ed-tech increases student engagement in learning. This campaign will also serve as a guide for educators, administrators, IT directors and parents on how to invest in the right ed-tech, as well as how to effectively implement that technology to improve students’ education.

The print component of “The Future of Education” is distributed within today’s edition of “USA Today” in Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC/Baltimore markets, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership of 750,000. In addition, it will be distributed throughout the spring and summer at industry conferences including CoSN, ISTE, ASCD Elementary, TCEA and more, with a circulation of approximately 15,000. The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign and more stories, click here.

Today, students are interacting with fast-paced technology more than ever, and it is imperative to ensure educators can effectively engage with students during a presentation. Barco showcases how their wireless presentation technology “WePresent” has positively impacted students through the lens of the Richardson Independent School District in Texas. Technology project manager Terry Balch notes “Students are more engaged during presentations, which increases classroom conversation and ultimately improves learning. It gives teachers more flexibility and students more opportunity for engagement.” Read more here

This campaign was made possible with the support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), National PTA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), The School Superintendents Association (AASA), Pearson Education, Acer Inc., LEGO Education, Barco and more.

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